Benjamin Melendez Killed by Grand Island Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1500 N St Paul Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

After responding to an address for the second time in the evening, an officer was allegedly assaulted with a knife around 9 p.m. The officer shot and killed the 29-year-old Hispanic male suspect;.

Victim's Name: Benjamin Melendez

Agency Responsible: Grand Island Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: March 13, 2019

County: Hall

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4564

Geography: Suburban

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